Anthrax,
Italy
Information received on 31/08/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/08/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 28/08/2017
Report date 31/08/2017
Date submitted to OIE 31/08/2017
Date event resolved 10/10/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/12/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (ANTH_1_RM_2017) Rocca di Papa, ROMA, Lazio
Date of start of the outbreak 26/08/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (10/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 73 9 9 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 73 9 9 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 12.33% 12.33% 100.00% 12.33%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lazio and Tuscany (National laboratory) Cattle pathogenic agent isolation on culture 28/08/2017 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Lazio and Tuscany (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 28/08/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations